Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Anna Vanover - Artist Profile

Full time artist Anna Vanover lives in Southern California with a husband, three poodles, three cats and one small chicken. Sounds like a description for a scene right out of 'Blast From The Past' doesn't it?  But it's all fact and she describes it herself as a Leave It To Beaver neighborhood.

At an early age Anna knew she wanted to be an artist. She remembers being very young and drawing, drawing, drawing.  Today she still is drawing and painting nearly every day - and loving it. Although she has tried many mediums she mostly works in oils or acrylics these days.

She spends most of her time working in commissions and her love of animals shows through her artwork. Dogs, cats, opossums, horses, mice, in fact a wide range of wildlife are all her subjects. Her work is bought by large companies and small and in many countries around the world. She has collaborated with musicians, filmmakers and authors and has had her work appear on several albums, books and DVD covers. Her work is incredibly diverse.

She has been featured on the cover of the Riverside magazine and the inside story detailed her art being commissioned for a War Dog Memorial that has now been permanently installed at the March Air Force Base.

Anna also has a passion for creating miniature animals. These are a time-consuming labor of love. From sculpture to firing to adding fur strand by strand.  These are tiny, tiny creations.

As you can see, these tiny dogs are less than an inch!

You can contact Anna  here to reserve a place on her client list.


  1. I have always admired Anna's work and had no idea she was so diverse!

    The painting of the girl and raven have always been one of my favorites of yours!

  2. Thank you Gail - gotta love ravens!